VOL XX, ISSUE 14

 31 July 2020

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DPIIT-led panel to vet GeM vendors from neighboring countries, restrict Chinese suppliers

 

All vendors registered on the government e-Marketplace (GeM) will now have to furnish a certificate declaring their compliance with the new procurement norms that seek to restrict suppliers of Chinese origin. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) will soon set up a committee to vet all applications from countries that India shares a border with for prior registration and security clearance. “Vendors and suppliers registered on GEMs will need to ensure they are in compliance with the new norms,” said an official.The move aimed at keeping Chinese companies out could hit sectors with heavy import content and dependence on supplies from China. Infrastructure sectors such as power sector — particularly solar, telecom, highways — are likely to get impacted at different levels as the new rules apply to supply of goods and services, work contracts as also public-private partnership projects, say officials and experts. If Indian companies are to benefit, the government will have to clarify that only Indian companies owned by Indians will be allowed to participate in government tenders, experts said. 

(ET, July 23, 2020)

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Amara Raja forms JV with Blaze to manufacture IoT devices for global market

 

Industrial battery manufacturer Amara Raja Group on Monday signed a Joint Venture agreement with Blaze to set up Amara Raja Blaze Technologies Pvt. Ltd (ARBT) to innovate, develop and manufacture IoT devices for the world market. The JV will be a full-Service Provider of "Concept-to-Product" and will set up a Center of Excellence (COE) focusing on product Innovation and world-class Manufacturing services for IoT based devices, Amara Raja said in a release. According to the company, The COE will help its global customers every step of the way from proof of concept to the prototyping and mass manufacturing of new products related to home/building Automation, intelligent lighting, enterprise automation, energy management, elderly care and wearable devices. ARBT's Faster and Better (FAB) Methodology ensures an unwavering focus on providing the highest quality of IoT devices at optimum costs. Commenting on the partnership, Jayadev Galla, Vice Chairman, Amara Raja Group said “We are happy to announce this strategic partnership with Blaze. Amara Raja has an immense belief in the Indian Electronics Manufacturing story and is committed to being a part of it. We will lend our expertise and capabilities in the manufacturing space and leverage Blaze’s design credentials to provide turnkey solutions that are both Made and Designed in India.” The JV will start delivering “Made in India” products to its customers as early as September 2020, Amara Raja informed.

 

Source: https://auto-economictimes-indiatimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/amp/news/auto-components/amara-raja-forms-jv-with-blaze-to-manufacture-iot-devices-for-global-markets/77194689

 

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China To India – It’s Time For Apple To ‘Make In India’

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbar Bharat scheme and the idea of getting more global supply chains to India have received a big push recently. Apple’s biggest contract manufacturers globally, Foxconn and Wistron have applied for the government of India’s production linked incentive scheme or the PLI. The big news is that iPhone is moving from China to Chennai and it will now be manufactured at the Foxconn plant near Chennai. Not just iPhone 11 but Apple’s new offering- the iPhone Se, also known as iPhone sc 2 is also going to be manufactured in India. It brings us back to a report in the wall street journal that highlighted Apple’s problem with China and listed a number of factors but in the end, it said that even with all the problems in China, Apple cannot produce iPhone 11 in India because of the lack of skilled labor and lack of Infrastructure that’s available.

(Inventiva, July 26, 2020)

 

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Samsung Launches New Range of UHD Business TVs; Perfect for Small & Medium Businesses in India  

 

 

Samsung, India’s most trusted consumer electronics and smartphone brand, has launched a new range of ultra-high definition Business Televisions in India for consumer facing businesses such as restaurants, retail stores, shopping complexes, salons, among others.The new range of Business TVs will help small and medium businesses redefine user experience through solution packed with innovative applications, dynamic content and visual experience. With the Business TVs, Samsung is bringing together its prowess in commercial signage displays and advanced TV technology.  Samsung Business TVs are engineered to operate for 16 hours a day and come with an on/off timer to automatically operate during set business hours. Backed by intutitive software, attractive content and no hidden costs, Samsung Business TVs come preloaded with over 100 free templates that allow business owners to create their own content. Some of the unique templates include vertical orientation, promotions that display cotent alongside TV programs, motion-embedded, seasonal sale and other pre-designed layouts providing business perfect visuals for different occasions. 

 

(Samsung Newsroom India, July 24, 2020)

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Top manufacturers of smartphones and consumer electronic goods such as LG, Sony, Xiaomi, Vivo, Realme and Panasonic NSE 0.98 % are advancing festive season production plans by a month, and will lift output to last year’s levels or even more.  Senior executives of these companies said the acceleration in scaling up is due to high demand in the past two months exceeding expectations, and to build up inventory, considering localised lockdowns are likely to continue in some areas, affecting plant operations.

(ET, July 24, 2020)

 Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/cons-products/electronics/its-an-early-festive-start-for-consumer-electronics-phones/articleshow/77096783.cms

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Apple’s move to Tamil Nadu brings hope for better recycling of electronic waste

 

For too long, India has been called out for its poor electronic waste handling. In part, this is true, even today. Hundreds of poor illegally extract saleable materials and components, damaging their health and polluting the environment. There is no investment in making their lives safer, or better, although under new laws, this might be shifting slowly.On the other hand, too often, we forget about how our electronics are made.With Apple shifting to Chennai, India and Apple both have a great opportunity to re-make the future.  Previously, Apple was called out for phones that were produced in pathetic conditions, with underpaid workers. In Chennai, all this should be a thing of the past. It must ensure it is the best possible job for a worker in this niche.  Apple is setting up in the land of recycling and the Swachh Bharat Mission. It can offer both it’s brand and India so much more.For one, can the plant expand to dismantle and recycle most or all parts of the Apple products discarded? The new law anyway requires it to collect a percentage of e-waste generated, and recycle it. It will be the first to do this, perhaps use some recovered materials in manufacturing. It could let the public see the process first hand. We have to shift to circularity in the coming few years, and this factory is not only valuable in itself, but also for the potential it has to transform the global idea of circular economy. 

(HT, July 27, 2020)

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SECTIO I - POLICY SCAN                                                             

 

Indian govt took first step to unlock value of non-personal data, must now bring in nuance

 

A handful of companies dominate the global digital economy today. While these organisations were nimble enough to extract value from data, others realized its importance much later. Exclusive access to voluminous data and strong network effects give a significant advantage to established players, and act as entry barriers for newer organizations — something the government is acutely aware of. In the next few years, India is projected to be one of the top consumer markets in the world, and can be expected to generate unprecedented volumes of data. The country’s total mobile data traffic would be about 264 exabytes per year by 2025, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. Between 2019 and 2025, the compound annual growth rate of data traffic is expected to be 21 per cent. In this context, the entity that controls data will dominate the data economy. It is for this reason that the Indian government intends to regulate all aspects of data — personal or non-personal. The Government of India had expressed the importance of data for India’s economic growth in the Draft National e-Commerce Policy in 2019 — an aspect cemented in the Committee’s report. The Report recommends a data sharing framework in order to create a level playing field and encourage competition. The Committee has laid the foundation to do so by introducing different categories of NPD. 

(The Print, July 24, 2020)

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 SECTION II - INDUSTRY  SCAN                                                                                            

 

General

 

India's e-commerce industry to be $99 billion in size by 2024; RIL to dominate online grocery space

 

India's e-commerce industry is likely to reach $99 billion in size while the online penetration of retail is expected to more than double to around 11 per cent by 2024 from 4.7 per cent in 2019, according to Goldman Sach's review of e-commerce markets globally. In a report titled 'Global Internet: e-commerce's steepening curve', the brokerage said that the e-commerce industry's growth rate in India, for each of the next four years, would outdo the same of developed countries like the US, the UK, Europe, Brazil, and China.   "We forecast India e-commerce will reach $99 billion by 2024, growing at a 27 per cent CAGR over 2019-24, with grocery and fashion/apparel likely to be the key drivers of incremental growth in our view," the report said. It further highlighted that online grocery will be the biggest growth driver for e-commerce in India. The segment is expected to progress gradually growing 20 times over five years to reach $29 billion in size (presently under $2 billion).

 

(Business Today, July 27, 2020)

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India's e-commerce penetration will double to 11% by 2024: Goldman Sachs

 

India's e-commerce industry is expected to reach $99 billion in size when online commerce penetration will more than double to almost 11%.The growth rate for the industry in India, for each of the next four years, would surpass the same of established economies like the US, China, the UK, Europe and Brazil, according to Goldman Sachs's review of e-commerce markets globally. E-commerce is expected to register a growth of over 18% for the current year but estimates for 2021 and 2022 show a year-on-year growth rate of over 33% and 28% respectively. To compare, growth rates for the same period for the US are 17% and 19%, while it is nearly 11% for China in the next two years. To be sure, the market size base is bigger in both the US and China along with higher penetration of the total retail market.  The pandemic is accelerating both growth and penetration of e-commerce further in these markets, including in India. At a recent industry seminar, Prashant Prakash, partner at venture capital firm Accel, which was one of the early-backers of Flipkart, said it took a decade for India to see e-commerce penetration of around 3% and that it has quickly moved to 5%.

(HT, July 27, 2020)

 

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Information Technology & EV’s

 

India targets 47 more Chinese Apps after banning TikTok, 58 others in June

 

“This second digital strike by our Government on China is a great move yet again as all these 47 apps were operating as clones of the 59 Chinese apps barred from using earlier. The ban would safeguard Indian users’ data and protect the country against the potential threat these apps pose to our national security. Moreover, this initiative will further open up opportunities for more Indian apps to take up the limelight and onboard users to provide them with their services. Homegrown apps already witnessed a significant increase in downloads and user signups on their platforms after the Government's ban announcement last month. We hope Indians will continue choosing apps which are made in India, for India,” Piyush, CEO and Founder of Rooters Sports Technology app said. "Indian data integrity needs to be protected (similar to territorial integrity) and the government has taken this important step in interest to protect national data. This ban will boost creativity and acceptability for Indian apps and products, and developers are to take complete advantage of this situation. The current national resistance towards non-Indian products will help Indian brands with a platform to replace them with a better quality product, competing with strong International brands on a global stage," says Sonit Jain, CEO of GajShield Infotech.

(Tech2, July  28, 2020)

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Flipkart buys Walmart India’s wholesale biz

 

 

Flipkart has acquired the Indian operations of Walmart Inc. as its US parent consolidates its operations in this fast-growing retail market to compete with Reliance Industries Ltd and Amazon, among others. Flipkart will take over Walmart India Pvt. Ltd, which operates the Best Price cash-and-carry wholesale stores. It is expected to launch a digital marketplace, Flipkart Wholesale, which is in pilot mode, in August, to grow its business-to-business (B2B) vertical. The acquisition brings Walmart’s entire portfolio in India under the Flipkart group, two years after it bought a majority stake in the homegrown e-tailer for $16 billion. The 28 Best Price stores will remain operational.Following the transaction, Walmart India’s team based in Gurugram is expected to shift to Bengaluru, where Flipkart is based, next year. Walmart first entered India in 2007 in partnership with Bharti Enterprises. After parting ways in 2013, Walmart decided to go solo with its cash-and-carry stores.Flipkart Wholesale will start operations with the fashion category, gradually expanding to include grocery, home, large and small electronics products. The new vertical will be headed by Flipkart veteran AdarshMenon while Sameer Aggarwal, CEO of Walmart India, will move to another role within Walmart after the transition.

 

(Livemint, July 24, 2020)

 

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Telecom

 

Apple's 'Assembled in India' iPhone 11 reach retail stores

 

 

Commerce and Industry Minister PiyushGoyal on Friday said that Apple has started manufacturing its highest-selling model iPhone 11 in India which is a significant boost to the Make in India initiative.In a tweet, the minister said: "Significant boost to Make in India! Apple has started manufacturing iPhone 11 in India, bringing a top-of-the-line model for the first time in the country". Retail sources told IANS on Friday that there are few 'Assembled in India' units that have reached their stores. According to them, lockdown delayed the assembled iPhone 11 units to reach the market but now, there has been an increase in the supply. However, there is no price cut and the MRP on locally assembled iPhone 11s remains the same as earlier, they added. Currently, iPhone XR and iPhone 11 are being assembled by Foxconn at its Chennai manufacturing plant while iPhone 7 is being assembled by Wistron in Bengaluru. Original iPhone SE and iPhone 6s were assembled by Wistron but those were discontinued in 2019.Apple is also reportedly planning to assemble its new iPhone SE in India. The iPhone maker has already asked one of its suppliers in China to start shipping components for the iPhone SE 2020 to its manufacturing partner Wistron in India, reports Apple Insider. 

(ET, July 26, 2020)

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Xiaomi Ninebot C30: An electric scooter that’s cheaper than a One Plus Nord smartphone! 

 

Yes, dirt cheap electric scooters have been rolling out in the Chinese market for quite some time now and this time Xiaomi has done it yet again! The electronics major has introduced a new electric scooter by the name Ninebot C30 and the same was priced at even lesser than aOnePlus Nord smartphone that has been launched in India recently. In order to be precise, the Xiaomi Ninebot C30 electric scooter was priced at an introductory figure of 2,000 yuan that translates to close to Rs 21,000 as per the Indian currency keeping in mind the current exchange rates. However, since the time of the launch of this electric scooter, the prices have been raised to 3,599 yuan or close to Rs 38,000. Needless to say, the solid price point will certainly work in the Chinese market and hence, should attract a lot of customers. Now, coming to the specifications and performance figures of the Xiaomi Ninebot electric scooter. The EV can reach a top speed of 25 kmph and the owner doesn’t require a license to ride it. When it comes to range, the electric scooter can cover a total of 35 km on a single full charge.

 

(FE, July 24, 2020)

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 Defence & Solar

 

Not Just Rafales: The Blockbuster Acquisitions That Are Driving India’s Military Modernisation

 

Here, we take a look at some of the most advanced military technology that New Delhi has, in recent years, loosened its purse strings to acquire. India inked a deal with the United States worth $750 million in November 2016 for the procurement of 145 ultra-light howitzers (M777), to be manufactured by BAE Systems. India had struck a deal worth $3.1 billion in 2015 for the procurement of 22 Boeing AH-64E Apache Longbow attack helicopters along with 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers. In early 2019, India entered into a contract with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) worth $93 million for the provision of Naval MSRAMs, including maintenance services

 

On Wednesday, the first batch of Dassault Rafale aircraft completed their 7,000km journey across the world to their new home in the Indian sub-continent, marking a new era of modernisation in the IAF's history. The induction of the five Rafale jets, and the 31 more to arrive in the next few years, is part of a larger drive toward military modernisation that India has embarked upon. 

(IDN, July 31, 2020)

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The long read: Bangladesh’s renewables pioneer dreams of a ‘solar nation’

 

As a co-founder of the Grameen Bank, a Nobel Peace Prize winner for microcredit operations, I walked 20,000 villages in the country between 1976 and 1996 where the borrowers insisted us that getting electricity can help them improve their quality of life. That time the volume of electricity generation in all of Bangladesh was meagre, even the cities were failing to get enough power. We were looking for options, and while attending various seminars in different countries we heard about renewable energy, especially about solar energy. Then we started working with solar energy, biogas, and wind energy through forming a company, namely Grameen Shakti.  In 1996 we began to import 17 W from countries like Australia, the United States, and Japan, which cost us $7/Wp, and we used car batteries to store energy. But customers were unable to buy solar home systems due to the high cost. So, we designed an affordable monthly instalment-based financial model at the price of kerosene oil so that they can buy [what we call] solar home systems (SHS).

 

(PV Magazine, July 25, 2020)

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NTPC opens tender to acquire 1 GW of already-built solar projects

 

India’s largest power producer, NTPC, has opened a tender to acquire 1 GW of solar generation capacity from already-built projects. Project owners can bid to have their facilities acquired by the fossil fuel business with the tender document specifying: “The offered assets can be either a special-purpose vehicle wherein the applicant intends to offer their 100% equity for sale to NTPC, or it can be a standalone asset which the applicant intends to offer for possible acquisition by NTPC.” Solar plants should have a minimum, single-site generation capacity of 50 MW (AC) and should have been operational for at least a year by the time bids are submitted to the tender. The solar electricity generated by the facilities should have a maximum tariff of Rs5/kWh. The deadline for bids is on September 22.  NTPC aims to have renewables account for 32 GW of its generation portfolio – almost a quarter of its fleet – by 2032. The company has around 2,298 MW of renewables capacity under construction at present.

(PV Magazine, July 25, 2020)

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Largest solar power plant of Navy commissioned in Kerala

 

The Indian Navy’s largest solar power plant has been commissioned at Ezhimala, in Kannur district of Kerala. Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla launched plant operations via virtual conferencing.  The solar plant has an estimated life of 25 years. All components have been indigenously developed, including 9180 highly efficient mono crystalline solar panels employing the latest technology.   The project was executed by Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd (KELTRON). “Despite heavy monsoons and restrictions due to Covid-19, all concerned agencies including Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) continued work on the project adhering to all guidelines/protocols against Covid-19 and executed the work in a time bound manner,” read a statement by the Ministry of Defense.  “The solar power plant project will help Naval Station Ezhimala reduce the carbon footprint and is one of the many initiatives undertaken by INA towards a clean and green environment. Surplus power generated will also feed the KSEB electricity grid.”

 

(PV Magazine, July 24, 2020)

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Azure Power secures Letter of Award for 2 GW Greenshoe option

 

New Delhi-headquartered Azure Power has received a letter of award from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to develop 2 GW of grid-connected solar generation capacity under the greenshoe option as part of an earlier 2 GW win with SECI. Under this greenshoe LOA, SECI will sign a 25-year power purchase agreement with the developer committing to pay INR 2.92 (US 3.9 cents) per kWh for the solar electricity generated by the project capacity.  Azure Power secured the capacity under SECI’s manufacturing-linked tender, in return for committing to establish 500 MW of annual cell and module manufacturing capacity. It intends to partner with a domestic manufacturer to establish the production lines jointly.  The combined 4 GW capacity for the project—which can be developed anywhere in India—is expected to be commissioned in staggered annual phases of 1 GW with the first commissioning expected by 2022 and full commissioning by 2025.

(PV Magazine, July 24, 2020)

 

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Consumer Electronics

 

Samsung Launches New Range of UHD Business TVs; Perfect for Small & Medium Businesses in India

 

Samsung, India’s most trusted consumer electronics and smartphone brand, has launched a new range of ultra-high definition Business Televisions in India for consumer facing businesses such as restaurants, retail stores, shopping complexes, salons, among others.The new range of Business TVs will help small and medium businesses redefine user experience through solution packed with innovative applications, dynamic content and visual experience. With the Business TVs, Samsung is bringing together its prowess in commercial signage displays and advanced TV technology.  Samsung Business TVs are engineered to operate for 16 hours a day and come with an on/off timer to automatically operate during set business hours. Backed by intutitive software, attractive content and no hidden costs, Samsung Business TVs come preloaded with over 100 free templates that allow business owners to create their own content. Some of the unique templates include vertical orientation, promotions that display cotent alongside TV programs, motion-embedded, seasonal sale and other pre-designed layouts providing business perfect visuals for different occasions. 

 

(Samsung Newsroom India, July 24, 2020)

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SECTION – IV - FORTHCOMING EVENTS &  GENERAL INFORMATION              

Overseas Shows

Event

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International Electronic Circuits (Shanghai) Exhibition

Organiser

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China Printed Circuit Association (CPCA)Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association (HKPCA)

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25-August-2020

To

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27-August-2020            

Venue & City

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National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai)

Website

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http://www.cpcashow.com/

 

Event

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Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

Organiser

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Informa PLC

From

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15-Septemberr-2020

To

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17-September-2020            

Venue & City

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Novi, Michigan, USA

Website

:

https://evtechexpo.com/

 

Event

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Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2020

Organiser

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Hong Kong Trade Development Council

From

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13-October-2020

To

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16-October-2020            

Venue & City

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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Website

:

https://event.hktdc.com

 

Event

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Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC (ITAP

Organiser

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SINGEX EXHIBITIONS PTE LTD

From

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20-Oct-2020

To

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22-Oct-2020            

Venue & City

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Singapore Expo, Singapore

Website

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https://www.industrial-transformation.com/

 

Event

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Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS)

Organiser

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TAITRA/ TEEMA

From

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21-Oct-2020

To

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23-Oct-2020            

Venue & City

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Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Website

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https://www.taitronics.tw/

 

Event

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Electronics Show  2020

Organiser

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Ptak Warsaw

From

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06-November-2020

To

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08-November-2020            

Venue & City

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Ptak Warsaw Expo, Nadarzyn , Poland

Website

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https://electronics-show.com

 

Event

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HKPCA & IPC Show 2020

Organiser

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Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association (HKPCA)

From

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02-Dec-2020

To

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04-Dec-2020            

Venue & City

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Shenzhen Convention Centre, Shenzhen, China

Website

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http://www.hkpca.org/

 

Event

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NEPCON Japan 2021

Organiser

:

Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.

From

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20-Jan-2021

To

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22-Jan-2021            

Venue &  City

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Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

Website

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https://www.nepconjapan.jp/ja-jp.html

 

Event

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IPC Apex Expo

Organiser

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IPC

From

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26-Jan-2021

To

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28-Jan-2021            

Venue & City

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San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, US

Website

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https://www.ipcapexexpo.org/

 

Event

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productronica Munich

Organiser

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Messe Munchen

From

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16-Nov-2021

To

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19-Nov-2021            

Venue & City

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Munich, Germany

Website

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https://www.productronica.com/en/

 

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Since this information is subject to change, especially in view of the spread of the corona virus, all those interested are advised to ascertain the details from the organizers before making any commitment.

Domestic Shows  

Event

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Convergence India 2020 

Organiser

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Exhibitions India

From

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20-October -2020

To

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22-October -2020

City

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Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Website

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https://www.convergenceindia.org/

 

Event

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Embedded Tech India Expo 2020

Organiser

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Exhibitions India & ITPO

From

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20-October -2020

To

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22-October -2020

City

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Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Website

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https://www.embeddedtechexpo.com/

 

Event

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Electronics For You Expo 2021

Organiser

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EFY Group

From

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03-Feb-2021

To

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05-Feb-2021          

City

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KTPO, Bengaluru

Website

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https://www.indiaelectronicsweek.com/efy-expo/

 

Note: Since this information is subject to change, especially in view of the spread of the coronavirus, all those interested are advised to ascertain the details from the organisers before making any commitment.

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SECTION - V - ELCINA EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & SERVICES                                          

 

 

  

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Post Webinar Write-Up 

Webinar on

Emerging Export Opportunities & Importance of Trade Remedies in ensuring a Level Playing Field


19th June, 2020(Friday) from 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm

 

ELCINA (Electronic Industry Association of India) organized a Webinar on “Emerging Export Opportunities & Importance of Trade Remedies in ensuring a Level Playing Field on 19th June 2020. The Webinar received a good response & attended by various stakeholders from the Industry.

The following Eminent Speakers shared their views during the webinar:

  • Mr. Saurabh Gaur, IAS, JS, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, (MeitY)

  • Mr. Amrit Manwani, President ELCINA, Chairman, Sahasra Group of Companies

  • Mr. Vinod Sharma, Past President ELCINA, Chairman, ICTE, CII & MD, Deki Electronics

  • Mr. Sandeep Narula, Chairman, ESC India

  • Mr. Atul Sharma, Advocate, Sarvada Legal

  • Mr. Raghav Gupta, Investment Specialist, Invest India

Mr. Rajoo Goel, Secretary General, ELCINA welcomed all the Panelists & Delegates and then requested Mr. Vinod Sharma to moderate the Webinar.

Key Points discussed in the Webinar:

Mr. Vinod Sharma : who was Moderator for the webinar welcomed the panellists and spoke about the growing export potential and importance of a robust trade remedy mechanism. The problems faced by exporters from India were prevalent in both, exports as well as imports. The issues probably were more in imports where electronic components and assemblies were coming at unreasonably low prices making it difficult for local industry to compete and causing us serious harm. Similarly there were challenges in exports due to non-tariff barriers. Mr Sharma welcomed and introduced the panellists and invited them to share their views.

 

Mr. Saurabh Gaur, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Govt. of India : Mr. Gaur was the Key VIP Panelist was requested by the Moderator Mr. Vinod Sharma to speak on his perspectives on the various policies that the Government of India  was announcing to promote manufacturing competitiveness and of course the promotion of exports. Mr. Gaur expressed his happiness at being on the panel and appreciated ELCINA’s efforts in organising the Component Task Force and conducting the Study which was extremely useful in bringing out the policies for promotion of the electronic components industry.

 

Mr. Gaur highlighted that there was rapid growth in demand for electronic products in all domains and likewise local production had also been increasing at 20-25% per annum over the last 5 years. Talking about exports, he said that while during the period upto 2 years ago, exports had been stagnant at about 6 Bn$ but during last 2 years they had jumped to $11Bn and exports of mobile phones had contributed significantly to this growth which was about 3.5 Bn$ last year.  This included the exports of smart phones worth about 2.8 Bn$ and the balance value was exported by way of feature phones and mobile chargers. 

 

Mr. Gaur further said that a thrust in component manufacturing was extremely important and ELCINA’s role was very crucial for the same.  He said that without components we could not achieve our target  of 400 Bn$ of local production in the next 4-5 years. He said that PLI & SPECS both gave adequate support for component manufacturing and while he was aware that there were some doubts raised by industry regarding the investment threshold for components in the PLI Scheme, the same could be taken up only in due course once the current investment window of 31st July was closed.  Further he said that the EMC 2.0 Scheme was for encouraging support to the industry by state governments and he was happy to see the states were competing each other to set up electronic manufacturing clusters and also in providing attractive policies for investors.

 

Mr. Gaur also mentioned that MeitY was looking to establish not one but at least a few components specific clusters which were necessary to give a big boost to this segment of electronic manufacturing which has been lagging behind.  He also made a mention of other segment specific clusters such as the AMTZ medical electronics cluster in Andhra Pradesh and other auto clusters which had come up successfully giving a competitive edge to these sectors.

 

Mr. Amrit Manwani : appreciated that triad of schemes which had been announced by MeitY which included SPECS, PLI & EMC 2.0 which were indeed very progressive and encouraging  for the industry and he expressed a lot of in hope that many investments would come in the country specially in the area of components manufacturing, PCBs and ATMP of semi-conductors.  Mr. Manwani highlighted the importance of PCBs and why it was necessary to have a much larger industry for the PCB sector in India.  This would give a big fillip to the electronic sector and electronics manufacturing over all. 

 

Mr. Manwani also mentioned that there was excellent scope for India to expand its EMS industry and start exporting PCB Assemblies where we had a good eco-system and a good base and there was a need for us to expand this rapidly.  He also said that government should promote manufacturing and exports of PCBA’s as these were not included in the current policies. India was relatively strong in EMS and with incentives for capex n EMS, this part of the value chain of electronics could expand rapidly and yield rich dividends for us. It would also give a demand pull to the components sector in India and encourage its expansion.

 

Mr. Sandeep Narula : briefed the Emerging Opportunities for ESDM Sector in Export Markets and briefly discussed the following points:-

  • Pandemic has affected our domestic market as well as exports, however this pandemic has created a feeling among all to look for opportunities beyond China.

  • India has a strong growth possibilities with supportive government since 2014

  • Government has taken various initiatives removing trade barriers, encouraging greater competition, and attracting FDI , also government has introduce Economic reforms and policies like EMC 1, EMC 2.0

  • Indian Export of electronics has taken a leap of about 12 billion dollars, Domestic market is the stepping stone for export market.

  • By 2025 the IOT Market in the world , would be 800-1000 billion dollars,  we have a strong strength on the software side but  we need to overcome the handicapped on the hardware front

  • By 2025 400 billion electronics market

  • Support Vocal for local by being supportive to the initiative of our industry, particularly MSME , Start-up, support the common electronic industry with 1+1 Concept.

Mr. Atul Sharma : spoke about Trade Remedies and briefly discussed the following points: 

  • Trade remedies instruments:- Anti Dumping, CVD- countervailing duty, Safeguard

  • Three main requirements a fragmented industry faces difficulties:

  • Establish Standing of the domestic industry -25 to 50 percent of the producers who are filling the petition they must account for the 25 to 50 percent of the total Indian Production

  • Instead on relaying on aggregate data, one must collect transaction by transaction import data, define what is been imported .

  • Costing requirement

Mr. Raghav Gupta : reiterated that the country had been experiencing stagnant exports for a long time. However, there are certain segments which have exhibited sudden growth and the contribution from different constituents of electronics sector has been fairly diversified. While mobile phones and some other components have contributed towards a significant share to the aforementioned sudden increase, there has also been a contribution from components and other products unexpectedly. With regards to promoting domestic manufacturers, he suggested about the promotion various ongoing success stories and examples which are still not very popular.

 

Addressing the topic of attracting investments in the sector and ensuring that investors do not face challenges, he mentioned about the statement of the Joint Secretary regarding the competition among states forcing them to undertake reforms like ease of doing business, policy consistency or allocating sufficient funds to promote industry. He mentioned the above as a strength of our system and also suggested a coordinated approach to last mile facilitation.

 

Speaking about how to ensure that domestic manufacturers get equal opportunity and are not disadvantaged in the presence of new investors, he laid emphasis on the experience of domestic manufacturers of already having done business in India and also the fact that the focus even at the highest level of decision makers has been on supporting the domestic industry.

 

He ended by talking about infrastructure enabling schemes which are expected to increase the exports considerably.

 

 

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Post Webinar Write-Up

Webinar on

Defence Electronics – Policy Focus on Domestic Manufacturing, Procurement and Atmanirbharta

2nd June 2020 (Tuesday) from 4:00 pm – 05:30 pm

 ELCINA (Electronic Industry Association of India) & Ernst & Young (EY) organized a Webinar onDefence Electronics – Policy Focus on Domestic Manufacturing, Procurement and Atmanirbharta” on 2nd June 2020. The Webinar received a good response & attended by various stakeholders from the Industry.

The following Eminent Speakers shared their views during the webinar

  • Shri Sanjay Jaju, IAS, Joint Secretary (DIP), Ministry of Defence

  • Lt. Gen. Sanjay Verma, AVSM, VSM, DG of Weapons and Equipment (DGWE), Ministry of Defence

  • Lt. Gen. AKS Chandele (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, Senior Advisor, ELCINA

  • Mr. JD Patil, Wholetime Director & Sr. Exec. VP, L&T Defence Business

  • Col. H.S. Shankar, VSM (Retd), CMD, Alpha Design Technologies

  • Mr. Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP and Country Director, Thales in India

  • Col. K V Kuber (Retd), Director, Aerospace & Defence, EY India

  • Mr. Himanshu Mishra, Analyst, Aerospace & Defense, EY India

  • Mr. Ankit Tyagi, Manager, Aerospace & Defence, EY India

Mr. Rajoo Goel, Secretary General, ELCINA welcomed all the Panelists & Delegates and then requested Col. K V Kuber (Retd), Director, Aerospace & Defence, EY India to moderate the Webinar.

Key Points discussed in the Webinar

Shri Sanjay Jaju, IAS, Joint Secretary (DIP), Ministry of Defence Mr. Jaju informed about the 450 licenses issued to private players for defence supplies and the target of USD 5 Billion dollars of exports by 2025. He talked about the efforts undertaken to replace imports and encouraging domestic manufacturing.

  • He also intimated about the following developments in the Defence sector:

  • Economic relief package which includes negative list of items on realistic basis

  • Two defence corridors in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

  • Efforts to reduce the role of bureaucracy as well as the online approvals online on timely basis

  • Efforts to attain better industry participation, better Manufacturing ecosystem, better focus of technology gaps and funds for R&D

  • Defence India Startup challenge

  • Make-2 Model for Prototypes financing

  • 2000 items for offset have been identified

  • Identifying Digital transmission as an important thrust area

Lt. Gen. Sanjay Verma, AVSM, VSM, DG of Weapons and Equipment (DGWE), Ministry of Defence: Lt. Gen. Verma Informed about the fact that since last three years, the Indian Army is procuring their items from Indian Industry only rather than importing from other countries.

 

Lt. Gen. AKS Chandele (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, Senior Advisor, ELCINA : Gen. Chandele discussed about various provisions of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) for all acquisitions to be made in the defence sector

 

Mr. JD Patil, Wholetime Director & Sr. Exec. VP, L&T Defence Business

  • Mr. Patil appreciated the idea of Negative import list of defence items and stated that DPP also promotes the domestic value chain, thus strengthening the same.

  • He further stated that no defence product is without electronics which also have software and that Three IT Systems for Vajra have been provided by his company.

  • Moreover, he informed that the turnover of exports from India was ranging from INR 300 crores to 2000 crores.

  • He concluded that the Ministry of Defence (Mod) has become overtly dynamic and responsive to the domestic Industry and DPP has provisions for inflation corrections, that are highly appreciable.

Col. H.S. Shankar, VSM (Retd), CMD, Alpha Design Technologies

  • Col. Shanker stated that private industry may really useful for launchers

  • He informed that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is taking help of the private sector in the field of Satellite manufacturing and that his company, BEl & Tata is also helping ISRO in its satellite program

  • He also emphasized that Satellite monitoring after launch should be allowed to private sector as well as the management of Hub stations and antenna modules

  • He further informed about the Defence Minister’s previous statements of wanting to come up with a Space policy by space commission which should also be allowed for the private sector.

Mr. Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP and Country Director, Thales in India : Mr. Emmanuel discussed about Thales future plans in India.

 

Col. K V Kuber (Retd), Director, Aerospace & Defence, EY India & his Team: presented the new additions / changes to draft DPP 2020, offset guidelines, impact of Covid-19 on India Defence Industry.

 

ELCINA Extends its gratitude to the Team of E&Y in organising this informative Webinar, we also extends our gratitude to the Panellists / Speaker and the participants.

 

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ELCINA-CKM Programs

 

                     

 

ELCINA - Centre for Knowledge Management & Intelligent Mind (IM)

Announces Online Training & Workshop Session on

AIAG-VDA FMEA

14th August, 2020 (Friday)

Timings: - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Total 4 Hrs.) 

 

Objective
 

To help industry to take advantage for the valuable improvements with the FMEA approach and guide industry to deploy FMEA for their Product & Process Development and modification in systems.

 

Course Content

  • FMEAs and IATF Requirements

  • Common Gaps & NCs during IATF audits – Experience Sharing

  • FMEA – Fundamentals & Concepts

  • Design FMEA requirements

  • 7 Steps Matrix with Details & Examples

  • PFMEA Requirements

  • 7 Step Matrix Details & Examples

  • MSR – Supplemental FMEA for Monitoring & System Response

Faculty

 

Mr. B. B. Gupta has a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Lead Assessor for ISO9001/14001/45001/13485/ 13485/AS9100 and Lead Assessor for eSCM from Carnegie Mellon University USA. He is the First Assessor in the world in 2002 for IATF International Automotive Task Force to audit Automotive Component Manufacturers. He is now Managing Director of ASR Certification Services Pvt. Ltd. (Tech. JV with American Systems Registrar Michigan USA).

 

Mr. Mohan Kumar is a Mechanical Engineer and also has PGDBA in Operations.
He has a vast experience of 28 years in the field of Precision Manufacturing of Piston Rings, Auto Component Manufacturing of sheet metal parts, Steel Wheel Rims, Tube Mills, and Foundry etc. He has handled various responsibilities Senior Management level in the capacity of Manufacturing, QA, MR, Head QMS, Head MIS etc.He has been involved in various projects of shop floor process improvements, has rich experience in handling and leading the manufacturing processes, and System implementation in line with the almost all OEMs of India etc. He has implemented and Coordinated Business Excellence and Manufacturing Excellence Activities.

 

Fees : Rs. 999/- per participant (inclusive of GST)

 

Discount: 10% Discount to ELCINA Members or companies nominating 3 or more participants from same organization. 

 

Registration: 

Please Contact Rajesh Rawat (9911445890) / rajesh@elcina.com , Arman Taneja (9953906625) / arman@elcina.com

 

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ELCINA PRODUT DISPLAY CENTRE at  ELCINA HOUSE

 

The 'OSRAM DISPLAY CENTRE' in ELCINA House is a permanent Display Centre and serves to showcase the Indian electronics industry to visitors. The Display Centre has now 11 Full Stalls and 4 Half/Mini Stalls, presently occupied by the following Member-companies:-  

Full Stalls

  1. Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bangalore

  2. TDK India Pvt. Ltd., Noida

  3. Teknik Electromeconic Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

  4. SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon

  5. Deki Electronics Ltd, Noida

  6. EMI Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

  7. Elin Electronics Ltd, New Delhi

  8. Syrma Technology Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

  9. AT & S India Pvt.Ltd., Mysore

Half/Mini Stalls

1.      Super Mount Pack Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore

2.      CTR Mfg. Inds Ltd., Aurangabad  

3.      Neotec Semiconductor Ltd., Taiwan

4.      Sowparnika Thermistors and Hybrids Pvt.Ltd., Thrissur (Kerala)

 

 

 

Two full stalls are currently available at present and interested members may kindly contact ELCINA House, New Delhi (saly@elcina.com) for advance booking of the same.

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PUBLICATIONS

“Indian Printed Circuit Board Industry & Market Research Report

The evolution of miniaturization and sub-miniaturization in the design of electronic equipment led to the emergence of a new technique of inter-component wiring and assembly known as the printed circuit board (PCB). This technology has now become the backbone of electronic devices. They provide the required mechanical support structure and electrical connect for the circuit. In addition to providing the connectivity, they also help to reduce the overall size and enhance the efficiency of the device.

  • By 2020, the electronics market in India is expected to increase with a CAGR of 25.1 per cent to USD 400 billion from USD 104 billion in 2015

  • Currently only 35% of this demand is currently being met by local manufacturers. And for the rest 65%, India is still dependent on imports.

  • Hence, PCB- being the backbone of electronics holds a huge demand in India - Current demand of USD 2.01 Billion represents the demand based on the total PCBs (which includes both the bare board PCBs and the populated PCBs)

  • Current market size for bare PCBs is USD 1.2 Billion - Only 30% of this demand for bare PCBs is currently being met by local PCB manufacturers. And for the rest 70%, India.

You may order the same from by following the below link;

http://elcina.com//new_publication.php

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“Opportunities and Challenges in the Strategic Electronics Sector, with special focus on MSMEs”. 

We are pleased to inform you that, a Special Report (update 2016) has been prepared by ELCINA on “Opportunities and Challenges in the Strategic Electronics Sector, with special focus on MSMEs”.  This Report involved detailed research & discussions with varied stakeholders from Defence Sector. It provides updated information as well as recommendations for next steps for Strategic Electronics and policy changes that we believe are required to take the Defence Electronics Sector to new heights. The updated report was released during Strategic Electronics Summit 2016.

This Study provides on insight into the Defence Electronics eco-system in India and is a guide, both for the industry as well as the defence establishment to chalk out a path to success in this important sector. You may order the same from by following the below link

http://elcina.com//new_publication.php

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 Super Capacitor-Market Landscape Study

A Supercapacitor or Ultracapacitor is a charge storage device that stores electrical charges via electrochemical & electrostatic processes and has an unusually high energy density when compared to common capacitors. Due to their beneficial properties like fast charging ability,

superior low temperature performance, long service and cycle life, and reliability, Supercapacitors hold the potential to replace or complement traditional batteries and capacitors in several applications. Supercapacitors are already being used worldwide in number of applications ranging from automotive, renewable energy to electronics. For more details you can visit below link:

http://elcina.com//new_publication.php

For enquiries, call Ms.Tandra Majumder,
ELCINA HOUSE, 422 Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi - 110 020.
Tel: +91 (011) 26924597, 26928053; Fax: +91 (011) 2692 3440;
Email: tandra@elcina.com  or info@elcina.com

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